Brian S. Peterson

Position: Herald Sports Editor

Durango teen finding his niche

Noah Blue Elk Hotchkiss laughed at the notion that he’s becoming a globetrotter. Not of the basketball variety, mind you, although his performance on the court last week was impressive – and could...

DATE: April 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Former Durango High School track and field standout Gabi Razma starring at college level.

The pieces all are coming together for Gabi Razma. The 2014 Durango High School graduate made the dean’s list her first two quarters at Rose-Hulman Technical Institute – a school known for...

DATE: April 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Talking – and hunting – turkey

The sounds were unmistakable. Clucks, gobbles, cackles and the like, followed not far away by the sound of shotgun fire. Must be spring turkey season. Well, yes and no. Those turkey sounds were...

DATE: April 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Festival shares the passion

That top-notch fly fishing was just a cast away wasn’t lost on Erik Johnson and Frank Smethurst. Johnson, along with fellow fly-fishing veteran and industry rep Smethurst, teamed up for the...

DATE: April 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Fly fishing’s lure on display at festival

For those not in the know, casting may very well seem the soul of fly fishing. Rhythmic and mesmerizing with a sense of art yet purpose, it draws us like trout to fly. But, also to those not in the...

DATE: April 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

In the long run

The Worlds were, in every imaginable way, a very different world for Laura Thweatt. The 2007 Durango High School graduate competed in the World Cross Country Championships on Saturday, held halfway...

DATE: April 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

The headlamp at the end of the tunnel

For Scott Simmons and Paul Hamilton of Durango, looking back on the headlamp-lit masses was a sight to behold. For two reasons. Yes, it was quite the sight – 400 or so skiing mountaineers,...

DATE: March 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

The headlamp at the end of the tunnel

For Scott Simmons and Paul Hamilton of Durango, looking back on the headlamp-lit masses was a sight to behold. For two reasons. Yes, it was quite the sight – 400 or so skiing mountaineers,...

DATE: March 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Growing women’s tackle football

Jamie Robertson tried her best to convince the woman serving ice cream at Baskin-Robbins in Durango, and the woman working at the nearby Spaaah Shop, too. But to no avail. Alas, the search...

DATE: March 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Brown at home in the Greens

The Green Mountains aren’t highly visible here, on the shores of Lake Champlain. But in Burlington, Vermont, on and around the campus of the University of Vermont, you can feel their presence. The...

DATE: March 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: College Sports

From Durango to the Pacific – and beyond

The Pacific Ocean is about as docile as it gets here, gently slapping up on the inviting shoreline through the shallows of Waikiki Beach. But it’s still the Pacific Ocean – huge and sometimes...

DATE: March 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Pandemonium at Purgatory

The snow, it seemed, would not relent. Nor would the kids, thanks to all that powder. The snow of the last week started tapering off Sunday as the two-day Southwest Freestyle Ski Tour event at the...

DATE: March 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

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